Top 10 Cheapest Summer Getaways in the USA

If you’re on the hunt for a cheap getaway this summer, look no further than your own backyard. You don’t need a passport for an amazing summer trip, there are so many places within the United States that are enjoyable, accessible, and easy on your wallet. Many of them are accessible by plane, or you can get your family together for a fun road trip.

Checking out deals on flight aggregator sites like Expedia and Hopper will help you find the best deal, but if you can’t decide, check out this list below for some more information on towns and cities within our great country that come alive in the summer.

San Francisco, California

San Francisco is one of the biggest cities in California and is easily accessible from many of the central states. It’s also serviced by three airports, SFO, OAK, and SJC, all of which are connected to the city by public transit. Many hotels in San Francisco are pricey, but if you’re on a budget, look in nearby Oakland for some cheaper options. Once you get into the city, many of the most fun tourist activities are free — you can walk along the Embarcadero and stop at Boudin Bakery for some incredible chowder in a sourdough bread bowl, then explore one of the largest Chinatowns in the world. You’ll definitely break a sweat hiking up those hilly streets, which will only stimulate your appetite for the incredible food.

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Bar Harbor, Maine

If you’re looking for a classic East Coast summer getaway, then Bar Harbor, Maine, is definitely the right choice for you. It’s one of the most iconic towns on the Atlantic Coast and offers everything from freshwater beaches to fine dining with gorgeous ocean views. It’s been a summer retreat for the rich and famous for decades — the Astors, the Vanderbilts, and even Martha Stewart came here to escape the heat of the city. Bar Harbor is the perfect place to be outdoors — there are wonderful hiking trails, beaches, and bike paths that crisscross the region, and during low tide you can even drive across to the nearby Bar Island to go shelling. Renting an Airbnb rather than going to a traditional B&B means even larger savings.

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The Best Flower Displays in the World

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